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Sanders backers plan convention protests, adding to chaotic kick-off

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:15
The Democrats’ convention kicking off Monday still faces the potential for rowdy protests from Bernie Sanders delegates and supporters, despite the ouster of Democratic National Committee leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz serving as somewhat of a peace offering to liberal factions of the party that have accused her of tipping the scales for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton says there is 'Hillary standard' for her on campaign trail

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:15
Hillary Clinton brushed aside Sunday night the wrongdoings that have dogged her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president — including her reckless use of a private email system that the FBI determined involved the passing of classified information, which she continues to deny — claiming the allegations have “no basis in truth,” and represent the “Hillary standard.”

Trump Sets The Bar High For Low-Ethics Hillary

TownHall Latest columns - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 22:35
Donald Trump gave the speech of his life to conclude a rowdy, but successful, Republican National Convention. 2016-07-23T00:01:00-04:00 2016-07-25T03:35:17Z Jeff Crouere

Tom Cotton, a Republican to Watch

TownHall Latest columns - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 22:35
After his address at the Republican national convention in Cleveland on Monday, it would be inaccurate to declare that a star is born, because it's been clear for some time that Tom Cotton's performance has been stellar all along. Whether he was at Harvard, with the military, or in the U.S. Senate, he's taken stands no one else might dare -- and backed them up with a courage that springs from conviction. 2016-07-23T00:01:00-04:00 2016-07-25T03:35:17Z Paul Greenberg

Keeping the Poor Impoverished

TownHall Latest columns - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 22:35
We are just now entering the age of industrialization, newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte said recently, explaining why the Philippines will not ratify the Paris climate accords. Now that were developing, you will impose a limit? Thats absurd. Its being imposed upon us by the industrialized countries. They think they can dictate our destiny. 2016-07-23T00:01:00-04:00 2016-07-25T03:35:17Z Paul Driessen

How The Trump Family Became The New Camelot In Four Days

TownHall Latest columns - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 22:35
The political conventions seem to birth new political stars every four years and this years Republican National Convention was no different. 2016-07-23T00:01:00-04:00 2016-07-25T03:35:17Z Liz Crokin

The Rise of Cheeto Jesus

TownHall Latest columns - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 22:35
It is no easy thing being the Cassandra among friends and party faithful. Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. 2016-07-22T15:00:00-04:00 2016-07-25T03:35:17Z Erick Erickson

Last Night in Cleveland

TownHall Latest columns - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 22:35
Let's start with this: For the first and only time during the 4-day GOP convention in Cleveland, the only thing everyone is talking about today is the speech of its nominee, Donald Trump. 2016-07-22T12:32:00-04:00 2016-07-25T03:35:17Z Rich Galen

"Star Trek Beyond" Review: A Satisfying Entry in the Long-Running Series

TownHall Latest columns - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 22:35
Star Trek Beyond opens with a sense of ennui. Even the enthusiastic Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) feels tired and bored of his life in space. In a voiceover, he notes that its his 966th day in deep space and things have started to feel a little episodic. 2016-07-22T12:30:00-04:00 2016-07-25T03:35:17Z John Hanlon

BLA, BLA, BLA, BLA or BLM, What Difference at this Point Does it Make?

TownHall Latest columns - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 22:35
Tuesday night at the Republican Convention, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie indicted Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration for, among other things, their capitulation to Cuba without securing the return of Black Liberation Army (BLA) leader Joanne Chesimard. 2016-07-22T12:11:00-04:00 2016-07-25T03:35:17Z Joe Connor

Clinton says there is 'Hillary standard' for her on campaign trail

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 21:38
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday that chants of "lock her up" at last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland made her feel "very sad," while also suggesting she faces more scrutiny than other politicians.

Sanders backers plan convention protests, adding to chaotic kick-off

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 17:14
The Democrats’ convention kicking off Monday still faces the potential for rowdy protests from Bernie Sanders delegates and supporters, despite the ouster of Democratic National Committee leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz serving as somewhat of a peace offering to liberal factions of the party that have accused her of tipping the scales for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton, Trump will start receiving classified intel next week

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 15:58
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will start receiving classified intelligence briefings by early next week.

Brazile to take over as interim boss at Democratic Party, race for long-term chair begins

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 15:50
Democratic National Committee Vice Chairwoman Donna Brazile will take over as the group’s interim leader in the aftermath of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz abruptly resigning Sunday, the DNC said.

Wasserman Schultz to step down as DNC chairwoman, amid email fallout

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 14:56
Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will soon step down as Democratic National Committee chairwoman, amid the fallout over leaked emails indicating an anti-Bernie Sanders bias in her operation -- a stunning development just hours before the start of her party's convention.

Bloomberg set to address Democratic National Convention, endorse Clinton

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 12:33
Not to be outdone, Hillary Clinton will have a former New York City mayor on her convention stage, too.

Trump: France may face more screening after terror attacks

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 11:35
Donald Trump said Sunday he would subject people from France, among other countries, to "extreme vetting" as they seek to enter the United States, a move he says is necessary to deter terror attacks.

John Kerry escalates war on ISIS-like refrigeration; DNC may keep DWS in undisclosed location for convention (Open thread)

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:36

**Written by Doug Powers

While the dust settles oh-so-briefly in between the Republican and Democrat conventions, here’s an open thread to sort everything out, brought to you today by Coors Light, Happyscrapper, and also by DNC-to-MSM Express — when the mainstream media’s marching orders absolutely positively have to be there overnight.

A few starters…

On Friday, John Kerry equated ISIS and… air conditioning:

Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming.
[…]
“Yesterday, I met in Washington with 45 nations — defense ministers and foreign ministers — as we were working together on the challenge of [the Islamic State], and terrorism,” he said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we — you — are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

Also “hard for some people to grasp”: John Kerry is a total tool, not to mention a hypocrite of the highest order.

Roll tape on the Lurch-cam:

Kerry then jumped on his air conditioned private jet and headed back to one of his air conditioned mansions before going back to work in his air conditioned DC office.

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The Democrats are trying to stave off a full-blown melee at their convention that starts tomorrow by putting Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a Fixer Protection Program. The DNC chair won’t speak at the convention for the very party she heads after emails released by Wilileaks showed DWS colluding with the media to ensure Clinton’s nomination over Sanders. Pass the popcorn:

The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention this week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort “to keep the peace” in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails.

Bernie fans who didn’t realize that the fix was in for Hillary from the start also explains why there are people who still think there’s such a thing as “free” college.

This morning, Sanders called for Wasserman Schultz to resign.

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This made me laugh out loud Saturday afternoon: The running mate for the candidate who deleted tens of thousands of emails, won’t release Wall Street speech transcripts lied repeatedly about her private server and tried to blame a terrorist attack in Libya on a YouTube video slammed Hillary’s opponent for not being transparent and honest:

Kaine held nothing back when it came to topics, even asking the audience, if they think Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump paid his fair share of taxes.

“And while we’re on the subject of taxes, where are Donald Trump’s tax returns?,” Kaine asked the large crowd at FIU. Raise your hand if you think that those returns would show (that) he’s paid his fair share of taxes. I don’t see a lot of hands.”

And raise your hand if you think Hillary’s honest!

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The Dems might be keeping Wasserman Schultz out of the spotlight at the party’s convention, but the same does NOT go for relatives of police shooting victims. The city’s police union isn’t happy about the predictable lack of focus on police:

Philadelphia’s police union is blasting Hillary Clinton for inviting relatives of victims of police shootings to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, but failing to include relatives of slain police officers.

John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, said the union was “shocked and saddened” by the planned choice of speakers at the convention, which opens Monday in Philadelphia.

“The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows and other family members of police officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit and not implied racism,” Mr. McNesby said in a statement.

The DNC will, however, be happy to accept the protection the Philly police will afford them during the convention.

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Leave it to Bernie Sanders to stay focused on the real threat the world faces:

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Sorry Bernie, but maybe people are too busy worrying about getting killed by terrorists to freak out about air conditioning.

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Sanders: I would have preferred Warren over Kaine for VP pick

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:31
Bernie Sanders may have already endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but the Vermont senator is more reluctant to give her running mate the stamp of approval -- and said Sunday he would have preferred seeing Elizabeth Warren on the ticket.

'The fix was in': Trump camp stokes Dem tensions over emails suggesting anti-Sanders bias

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 09:03
Donald Trump’s campaign wasted no time Sunday stoking tensions inside the Democratic ranks over Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate and the leak of party files suggesting some officials worked against Bernie Sanders – with Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort saying “the fix was in from the beginning.”

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